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By Jon Guttman

This can be the historical past of the easiest Allied fighter-destroyer of worldwide struggle 1 and the pilots who flew it. Nicknamed "Biff" through the pilots, the Bristol F2 Fighter loved amazing luck over the Western entrance within the ultimate 18 months of the warfare. even though, it had an inauspicious debut, as a whole flight of F2As used to be burnt up through von Richthofen's Jasta eleven. a brand new more suitable F2B used to be quickly brought to front which functioned in a completely diversified demeanour. The crews operated the airplane no longer as a customary two-seater, yet as a single-seat with a "sting within the tail" within the kind of a rear gunner with a Lewis computing device gun. various ace groups earned the "Biff" grudging recognize from its German rivals. This e-book charts the advance of the airplane from its unpromising beginnings to the revised version working with a brand new type of strategies. in addition, the various first-hand debts and strive against reviews supply a desirable perception into the studies of the pilots themselves.

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